Ter Stegen keeps faith in La Liga: "There's still a long way to go"

news banner image

Marc-Andre ter Stegen returned to the starting line-up after a spell on the sidelines due to back problems, appeared before the media after Barcelona's draw against Granada. Although it is taken for granted that the 'Cules' can no longer fight for La Liga title, he urged them to keep the faith: "There's still a long way to go".

4 months ago
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen urged his team-mates to "take it week by week", although he did not give up the fight for the La Liga title, now 10 points behind leaders Real Madrid after the 3-3 draw against Granada at the Olimpico Lluis Companys Stadium.
Speaking to 'Esport3', 'Movistar' and the Barca media, the German goalkeeper said that "there is still a long way to go", as Barcelona still have to visit Real Madrid and Girona, although he pointed out that they must "stay focused" to keep picking up points.
"We have to focus on the next game to improve. La Liga is difficult, you have teams with a lot of personality like Granada and no game is easy despite the position of the rivals in the table," he recalled.
Ter Stegen, who returned against Granada after three months on the sidelines due to a lower back injury that forced him to undergo surgery, said he felt "fine", although at the start of the game he struggled to adapt a little.
"In the first 15 minutes, I wasn't really in tune with the game and then I felt calm again," said the goalkeeper.